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SAFETY INFORMATION KNOW THE TOOL To operate this tool, carefully read this manual and all labels affixed to the reciprocating saw before using it. Keep this manual available for future reference. IMPORTANT This tool should be serviced only by a qualified service technician. READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS THOROUGHLY GENERAL SAFETY RULES FOR ALL POWER TOOLS WARNING: Read all safety warnings and all instructions.
SAFETY INFORMATION 3) Personal safety a) Stay alert, watch what you are doing and use common sense when operating a power tool. Do not use a power tool while you are tired or under the influence of drugs, alcohol or medication. A moment of inattention while operating power tools may result in serious personal injury.
SAFETY INFORMATION g) Use the power tool, accessories, tool bits, etc. in accordance with these instructions, taking into account the working conditions and the work to be performed. Use of the power tool for operations different from those intended could result in a hazardous situation.
SAFETY INFORMATION WARNING: Some dust created by power sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling and other construction activities contains chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. Some examples of these chemicals are: • Lead from lead-based paints. •...
PREPARATION KNOW YOUR RECIPROCATING SAW (Fig. 1) Before attempting to use the reciprocating saw, familiarize yourself with all of its operating features and safety requirements. A. Saw blade B. Pivoting shoe C. Scrolling/Position Lock/Orbital function lever D. Variable-speed trigger E. Blade-release lever F.
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS BLADE SELECTION To obtain the best performance from the saw, it is important to select the correct blade for the particular application and type of material to be cut. Blades with fewer teeth, e.g., 10 teeth per inch (TPI) are typically used for cutting wood;...
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS VARIABLE-SPEED TRIGGER SWITCH (Fig. 5) Your reciprocating saw is equipped with a trigger switch ( D ) to turn the saw on and off, and to control the speed. 1. To start the saw, squeeze the trigger switch. 2.
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS GENERAL CUTTING (Fig. 8) WARNING: Before connecting the tool to a power source, always check to determine that the switch performs properly and returns to the “OFF” position when released. WARNING: Hold the tool only by the plastic handle and the insulated grip area to help prevent electrical shock.
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS PLUNGE CUTTING (Fig. 9) Your reciprocating saw is ideal for plunge cutting directly into surfaces that cannot be cut from an edge, such as walls or floors. Plunge cutting may be performed two ways, depending on how the blade is inserted. Column A shows how to plunge cut with the teeth of the blade facing down.
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS METAL CUTTING The saw can be used to cut metals, such as sheet steel, pipe, steel rods, aluminum, brass, and copper. Be careful not to twist or bend the saw blade. Do not force the tool. The use of cutting oil is recommended when cutting soft metals and steel. Cutting oil will keep the blade cool, increase cutting action, and prolong blade life.
5-YEAR HASSLE-FREE WARRANTY This reciprocating saw is warranted to the original purchaser from the original purchase date for five (5) years subject to the warranty coverage described herein. This reciprocating saw is warranted for the original user to be free from defects in material and workmanship.